United Cyprus 20/20 Youth Conference (20.11.2011)

20 November 2011, Home for Cooperation, Buffer Zone, Nicosia

The United Cyprus 20/20 Youth Conference, organized by KAYAD Community Centre, endeavoured to create the opportunity for the young people of Cyprus to envision their ideal united Cyprus and discuss ways to achieve it. This process succeeded in increasing the participants’ awareness of the diversity of attitudes towards the Cyprus challenge and other social, political and economic issues. The 20/20 Conference provided the chance for the participants to practice peace-building communication and negotiation skills in order to present their unique model for reconciliation and influence adults, politicians and decision makers. 3 different groups of 2020 Workshop worked on topics such as «declaration for a united Cyprus», «poster about united Cyprus» and «film on Cyprus on 20/20». A Peace Declaration drafted by the participants was released to the public.

Comments:

Meral Akinci, KAYAD Community Centre president:
“The aim of this project is to bring young people together and to create an environment for them to work, to produce and to dream together for the future of Cyprus.”